Croatia Film

Croatia Film d.o.o. (formerly Croatia Film d.d.) is a state-owned film production and distribution company based in Zagreb, Croatia. It began operations in 1946,[1] when Croatia was part of the former nation of Yugoslavia.[citation needed]

The company produced the region's only animated features to date during the 1980s and 1990s, all directed by Milan Blažeković: The Elm-Chanted Forest, The Magician's Hat and Lapitch the Little Shoemaker.[2][3][4]

Croatia Film was also involved in two animated television series: a spin-off of Lapitch in 2000,[5][6] and the satirical Laku noć, Hrvatska (Good Night, Croatia) from 2005.

In the U.S. end credits of The Elm-Chanted Forest, Croatia Film's name was spelled as one word.[7]


  1. ^ "CANNES 2006: Le Village International accueille pour la première fois le pavillon de la Croatie" (in French). Ambassade de Croatie en France. May 2006. Archived from the original on 2009-03-05. Retrieved 2009-04-03.
  2. ^ "CHILDREN'S FILM PROGRAMME". Pula Film Festival. July 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-07-15. Retrieved 2009-04-03.
  3. ^ "Poison Ivy" (2008-12-18). "Hrvatski animirani film" (in Croatian). Crtani Filmovi. Retrieved 2009-04-03.
  4. ^ "WORKING PART OF FESTIVAL". NAFF - NEUM ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL. January 2007. Archived from the original on 2009-07-15. Retrieved 2009-04-03.
  5. ^ Staff (1999-11-01). "Up next: What's developing in kids' production". Kidscreen. Brunico Communications Inc. Retrieved 2009-04-03. HaffeDiebold [sic] and Croatia Film let Lapitch loose
  6. ^ Buterin, Antun Krešimir (1999-12-05). "Scenarij za seriju o našem šegrtu Hlapiću rade Britanci, a crtaju ga Koreanci!" (in Croatian). Vjesnik d.d. Archived from the original on 2009-07-14. Retrieved 2009-04-03.
  7. ^ Milan Blažeković and Doro Vlado Hreljanović (directors) (1986). The Elm-Chanted Forest (Animated film). Croatia Film (distributor, Yugoslavia) / Just for Kids/Celebrity Home Entertainment (VHS distributor, U.S.). Retrieved 2009-04-03.

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